Tuesday, 30 November 2010

'tis the season

SICKNESS!!!  BLEH!  It's been one thing after another with my daughter these days.  She has had a fever for 5 days now and I have taken her to the doctor and apparently it's a virus that is going around.  Last year, she woke up on Christmas morning and took a quick look at the tree and went back to bed.  I'm hoping we're getting the sickness out of the way before Christmas this year.  At least daddy is home for this one and it will be our first on as a family of 4! yay!
On a better note, we got all of our Christmas decorations up and the house feels so warm and cozy! 

Monday, 22 November 2010

6 weeks in a nutshell

The past six weeks have been completely overwhelming but influential at the same time.  For my research paper, I decided to do it on Schizophrenia.  I decided to go with this topic because it is one that I would like to know more about and show that there is hope with the disorder.  My brother in law suffers on a daily basis and wasn't diagnosed with it until he was 19.  My husband has seen first hand what it can do to someone and it breaks his and his family's hearts.
I am finding it hard to find the time to put my all into my school work lately.  My son is pretty soon going to be a toddler and he is into everything.  This week has been a particularly rough one too.  My daughter was in the ER on Friday for 3 hours because of a very bad stomach bug. On top of it, I have had to work this weekend and things aren't going too well there right now because of this girl that is trying to make my life harder.  She has been saying not so nice things to other people about me like I don't carry myself well.  I'm a frickin' cook!  I'm not supposed to dress up for work.  I take very good care of myself and my family!  She thinks she is still in high school I guess.  I will be off work for 4 days after today and I am so ready for it.  I can't wait for Thanksgiving. 
I feel like I have a heavy work load and can't wake up for the seminars because they are too late for this Englander.  I can't get up at 3am and then be up with my kids at 6.  I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep.
I am going to try and buckle down as much as possible.  I feel like I never get to see my family because when I'm at work, my husband is home and vice versa.  My other time is spent doing school work and cleaning up the house.  I don't want to miss anything and I feel like I am missing out on a lot right now.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas is coming!

The anticipation is killing me!!  I can't wait to smell the smells and see the sights of Christmas.  Thanksgiving is approaching and even that reminds me of Christmas.  This is going to be my son's first Christmas and it will be even more special because my husband will be home. Of the 5 years we have been married, he has only been home for 2 Christmases. 
We have finished shopping for the kids but we haven't bought anything for any one else in the family.  I know what I want to get them, I just don't know when I will be able to with the lack of money.  I hope everyone understands that we don't have a lot of money this year and not be disappointed.  My sisters are particularly spoiled and have a tendency to hurt other people's feelings when it comes to gifts.  O well!  It could be worse!! I still can't wait!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

rough times...

I am not usually a negative person but things just aren't going good lately. This past week has been awful and I am hoping that this week will be better.  I turned in my tax documents without the signature so I was blocked from classes.  I turned in with the signature on Thursday and was still blocked from classes until Monday! (today)  So now I have 2 days to complete all of my school work that I had for the week.  I think it is going to be a long night.  I am having a hard time concentrating because the kids are running ramped and my four year old is beating up my 9 month old every chance she gets.  I have had to get up from writing this blog 5 times already!!!  On top of it all, I have work tonight.  I hope my husband can help me out and have the kids ready for bed when I get home.  I am unbelievably stressed out and I just need a break.  I can't keep up and I don't know what to do. On top of it all-  I picked TODAY to quit smoking (I've only been smoking for 4 months)  so it is making things seem more stressful than they really are.  I just want to SCREAM but I don't even have the energy for that : (  The complete lack of money is hurting us a lot too.  The holidays are coming up and I have no idea what we are going to do with all of the bills we have.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tickle-Treat :)

Hello everyone!  I hope you all have had a good weekend!  Mine was full of surprises!  Friday night I got told I would have to work all day Saturday.  It has been a rough week at this point because my 4 year is out of school for the week and she has been very "spirited" to say the least.  (Nicest way of putting it lol)  So, I went into work on Saturday and we were so busy because they had a bowling league and we were under staffed even with the addition of me working.  I was miserable because I had to miss the kid's Halloween party.  Luckily, my hubby was able to take them.
 After a long day at work, I came home to a bewildered husband and two unkempt children.  My hubby says to me, "I don't know how you do it!"  HAHAHA!!!!  I have no choice so I guess I just deal lol.  I got the kids ready and semi-cleaned up the house and headed over to my mom's to begin out trick or treating. 
After a long night, we came home and were playing around and I decided to tickle my husband from behind when he threw himself back, my thumb was in excruciating pain!!  I called my mom to take me to the ER because I thought I broke it.  Turns out, I only dislocated it but I have to wear a splint which makes things so difficult.  So, I'm not wearing it.  I hope it starts feeling better soon!
Very crazy weekend indeed!!  LOL